Arts & Events

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival This Weekend

Monday March 02, 2009 - 05:26:00 PM

Just an hour up the road in Sonoma County, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts presents the second annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival this weekend, March 6-8. 

Culled from more than 300 submissions, this year's program boasts 18 short subjects and 26 features, two of which were reviewed in these pages. Beyond the Call was reviewed in the Dec. 1, 2006 edition of the Daily Planet, and Soldiers of Conscience, made by Berkeley filmmakers Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg, was reviewed in both the Aug. 24, 2007 edition and in the Oct. 16, 2008 edition.  

The weekend will also feature question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers and other special presentations. 

The festival begins at 7 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon at five venues, including the Center for the Arts, Sebastopol Cinemas, French Garden, Viva Culinary Institute and Hopmonk Tavern.  

Tickets can be purchased through the Sebastopol Center for the Arts or through  

Sebastopol Center for the Arts. 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. (707) 829-4797.